grundsow (126) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Enjoyed this pale ale. Good and bitter, light and tasty. Not the best, not the worst.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has a medium reddish/orange amber color with a slight haze and a nice one inch cap of just off white foam. The head slowly fades to a light ring and leaves a few lace rings at the top of the glass. In the nose I pick up a little bready and caramel sweetness with a firm dose of floral like citrus and piney hops. On the tongue there is solid base of rich caramel and bready sweetness with mild hop bitterness running thought it. It finishes much more balanced with a burst of citrus and pine like flavor fading into the background. This pale is moderately carbonated, smooth and easy drinking.
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle at GH. Reddish golden with white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, light pine, grain dust and mild wheat. Taste is grainy, dust, light caramel and piney fruit. Ok.
chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle consumed on BB date.
Pours clear, dark amber, with a moderate amount of carbonation bubbles rising to a durable,bone-colored head.
Aroma: some malt, more floral/herbal hops.
Flavor: follows smell. More medium malt, and perhaps more hops, than the average APA.
FestDecBeet (412) - - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a hazy dark orange. Light off white head. Thick lacing.
Smell: sweet caramel. Citrus fruit. Tangerine.
Taste: citrus tangerine. Bitterness on the back end. Lemon peel. Caramel.
Feel: slight dryness. Leaves a thin film on the mouth.
Overall: good beer. Nice citrus flavor. Blends well with the malt. Good bitterness that balances well with the malt.
First drank: home 9/7/14
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber with a medium, white, fluffy head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel and piney hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, fruit, and piney hops with a nice bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very good!
Mr_Pink_152 (3569) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Colour is dark copper with a white head. Aroma isn’t very hoppy with fruit. The taste also has the citrus hops you would expect.
sir__v (1982) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear amber beer with medium carbonation and medium heavy white foam. Smell: nice domination of grass and resin notes. Caramel presence. Really nice bouquet on nose. Taste: nice density on mouth with caramel and high hoppy taste. Notes of high aromatic hops and with small resin taste. Aftertaste: nice and high sweet bitterness. Good beer and really nice but maybe too bitterness for a pale ale.
On tap @ Stone Brewery, Escondido - CA. Color: clear blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: very well balanced between malt and hops, grassy notes and floral finish. Very fresh. Taste: nice malt and hoppy well balance taste. Very good beer. Easy drinkable. Maybe the best pale ale I tasted. Very well balance. Aftertaste: hoppy finish.
mintzmeet (444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma...maybe my nose is just stuffed. refreshing until halfway through sip then strong bitterness. Light lacing all around.
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel and light citrus. Taste starts sweet, then bitter lemon. OK.